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U.S. House panel to probe Trump’s Saudi ties: Washington Post

Democrats on the U.S. House intelligence panel will investigate U.S. President Donald Trump’s response to the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi as part of a “deep dive” next year into U.S.-Saudi Arabia ties, the committee’s incoming head said in a report published on Friday. The committee will investigate the U.S. intelligence assessment of Khashoggi’s death as well as the war ...

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Stop complaining, vote out bad leaders, Abdulsalami tells Nigerians

A former Head of State, Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar, on Friday in Jos, Plateau State, urged Nigerians to stop complaining about the present hardship in the country but instead vote out incompetent leaders during the 2019 elections. Abubakar spoke at the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru, during the 2018 Distinguished Annual Lecture for Senior Executive Course 40 participants, ...

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#SaveOurWater: Assessing the Ecological impacts of Coal Mining on Water Bodies!

It is a well-known fact that availability of adequate and quality water is crucial to human health. It has also been established that water is the second to air with regards to its importance in human lives. However, in the recent times, little or no attention is being paid to how it has been impacted by climate change particularly at ...

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Kano, Gates, Dangote Foundations Appraise State’s 2018 Health System Programme

– As Kano gets 67% of agreed 2018 milestones For the purpose of strengthening health care delivery system for optimal benefit in Kano state, the state government, Bill Melinda Gates and Dangote Foundations held a teleconferencing discussion, Tuesday, at 2018 end of year review, at Africa House, Government House, Kano state. The trio-discussion assessed how the health care sector paired ...

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World Health Organisation Launches Africa Innovation Challenge for Health Startups

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has opened up applications for its first ever Africa Innovation Challenge for businesses/startups with innovative and scalable healthcare solutions to health needs on the continent. If you’re an #African national with innovative solutions for improving Africa’s health outcomes, definitely submit an application by 10 December for the @WHO Africa Innovation Challenge: https://t.co/8MHZ1HU8Yy — Robtel Neajai Pailey (@RobtelNeajai) November 19, ...

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Sustaining Debts is hinged on private sector, investments

Citing inconsistencies in population growth rate and the pace of the economy, stakeholders in the private sector have raised concerns about the sustainability of Nigeria’s debt profile considering the level of development in the real sector and other key drivers of the economy. Indeed, they noted that Nigeria’s debt profile may increase if managers of the economy do not address ...

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UFUK Dialogue, Nile University, Nusret Commemorate World Television Day in Abuja!

UFUK Dialogue Foundation in collaboration with the Department of Mass Communication, Nile University of Nigeria and Nusret Educational and Cultural Limited has held a superlative lecture with the theme “Role of Media in promoting peaceful coexistence” in commemoration of World Television Day 2018 in Abuja. The lecture which took place in the main auditorium of the Nile University of Nigeria ...

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“Tech Industry Regulation ‘Inevitable’” says Apple Boss

Apple’s chief executive Tim Cook said new regulations for the tech industry are “inevitable” in the wake of a series of scandals, rejoining a debate that is intensifying along with political pressure on the company’s rival, Facebook. In an interview aired on Sunday, Mr Cook said “the free market is not working” and politicians will step in. His comments come ...

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WaterAid calls for action as report warns 620 million children’s education, health is compromised by lack of decent school toilets

Ahead of 2018 World Toilet Day on 19 November and after the recent declaration of a state of emergency in the water, sanitation and hygiene sector, WaterAid Nigeria is urging the Nigerian government to commence action towards prioritising sanitation for all, following a new report showing that the education and health of millions of children is threatened by a lack ...

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NEMA DG Maihaja queried over fraud, embezzlement!

It has been discovered that the Presidency had queried the embattled and indicted Director General of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) Mustpha Maihaja over fraud, corruption and embezzlement of billions of Naira illegally expended by the agency last year. However, the query and the report of the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offense Commission (ICPC) were not made ...

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